Skyrail, Kuranda & Butterfly Sanctuary

Cairns is surrounded by a natural wonderland – the world famous Great Barrier Reef on one side and the equally beautiful rainforest hinterland on the other. If you can tear yourself away from the under-water attractions, you’ll be rewarded with what’s sure to be one of the world’s most beautiful rainforest experiences. Located in the Aboriginal town of Kuranda ‘the village in the rainforest’, the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary is home to over 2,000 butterflies including many local rainforest species like the blue Ulysses, the green and yellow Cairns Birdwing and the Monarch butterfly. And here’s an insider’s tip: wear red or white clothing and the butterflies will be more likely to land on you. Next, jump in a six-person gondola cabin and take a skyrail ride through the lush rainforest. The views are breath-taking as you glide over the rainforest just meters above the canopy. From up here you can see Cairns, Australia’s World Heritage listed tropical rainforests and the Cairns Highlands. Once the tour is over you’ll head back to the cruise ship in awe of Mother Nature. Special Notes: To make sure your adventure is as enjoyable as possible please ensure you wear comfortable, flat-soled shoes, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions, bring a hat, plenty of sunscreen and bottled water.
  • Tour Code


  • Location


  • Activity Types

    Sightseeing / City Tour

  • Experience Types

    Special Interest

  • Duration

    5 hours

  • Fitness Level


  • Price

    Adult from $139.99
    Children (12 & under) from $99.99


The beautiful butterflies and stunning scenery from Skyrail make your camera a must!
Light refreshments may be purchased (own expense) from Kuranda Village. Please make your choice prompt as time is limited.

Special Notes

To make your day as enjoyable as possible, please wear comfortable flat-soled shoes, clothing suited to the weather conditions, a hat and SPF30+ or higher factor sunscreen. Make sure to bring bottled water. Guests must be able to board the coach unassisted and sit in a coach seat. This tour is NOT suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair, and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of fitness. Tour timing and availability may change, pending conditions. Wear something bright (either red or white) and entice the butterflies to land on you! Ensure you bring along extra cash or credit card to purchase lunch whilst enjoying free time in Kuranda Village.

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